Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure Collector's Edition
October 6, 2016
Mad Head Games
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Magical Crafting Table
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Achievement & Collectibles
Collectibles Hunt & Jigsaws
Rune Games & Morphing Objects
Replayable Hidden Objects
There are many reasons why Mad Head Games is one of the leading developers in the HOPA field, one reason is that the developer is never afraid to step outside the box. Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure brings us into a post-apocalyptic world, where humans and elves live alongside each other in harmony. Now comes the day when the world is in peril and both species are in danger, only the Champion who enters the Forbidden Zone and bring back the Nucleus can save us all. Are you the Champion? Can you get us humans another chance of survival?
Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure definitely has an interesting concept. With all the dystopian films and novels out there, we always wonder why the casual gaming industry has not adopted the trend yet. This latest project from the creative minds at Mad Head Games is an excellent hybrid between Sci-Fi and Fantasy. The riveting and twisted plot is told through masterful storytelling, involving different kinds of media; cutscenes, interactive sequences, dialogs, mini-games, and hidden object scenes.
It also happens that Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure has the perfect level of difficulty. Long-time fans of the genre should not find the game to be too simple, while beginners will also appreciate the slight complexity of the game. Dawn of Hope is, in fact, quite unconventional. Some of the required tasks are surprisingly unique, and extremely entertaining. Instead of the usual helpers and dull tools, you have a magical crafting table, where you can combine and upgrade useful tools by completing a Match 3 puzzle.
Like most of the games from Mad Head, Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure is heavy on puzzles and light hidden object scenes. The puzzles are mostly on the easy side, although they are very innovative and smartly integrated into the events of the game. In contrast, the hidden object scenes are satisfyingly challenging and fun.
All of this would go to waste if the production is not up to par. Luckily, Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure totally delivers. The graphics in the game are bright and bold, the animations are slick, and the visual effects are wonderful. There is also a nice variety of well-composed background music and ambiance sounds so they will never feel repetitive.
Dawn of Hope: Skyline Adventure took us around four hours to complete, and the bonus chapter took us another hour. The plot in the bonus chapter has slower stakes, but the entertainment value is just as high. We highly recommend the Collector’s Edition not just because the extras section is substantial, but also because the stellar quality of the game itself.